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Reserve Grants

Carl D. Perkins V Reserve: RCP Grant Application 2020-21



Under authority of the Wisconsin Perkins State Plan 2020, secondary reserve funds are being made available to promote the development, implementation, promotion, and monitoring of regional career pathways aligned with state-identified high-skill, in-demand occupations or industries. The overall Perkins V Reserve Grant aim is to increase the number of students accessing, participating, and completing high-skill, in-demand career pathways.

The goal of year 1 (2020-21) funding is to create the infrastructure necessary for regional career pathway development. This includes:

  • Establishing regional career pathway collaboratives, consisting of representation from industry sector employers and associations, workforce development, economic development, higher education (two-year, four-year, technical, and university), local educational agencies (LEAs) and Cooperative Education Service Agencies (CESAs), to choose, build, implement, promote, monitor, and evaluate student access, participation, and completion of high-skill, in-demand regional career pathways, and
  • Organizing and leveraging the collective resources of the region from K12 education, higher education, workforce and economic development organizations, and employers that will provide high-skill, in-demand regional career pathways to students more efficiently than LEA local career pathways.

Grant Timeline

Event Date
Grant Release
Week of March 2, 2020
Grant Applications Due
April 30, 2020
Grant Reviews
Week of May 4, 2020
Grant Feedback to Applicants
Week of May 11, 2020
Grant Interviews
May 27 and June 18, 2020
Preliminary Grant Award Notice
June 15-17, 2020
Federal Grant Award Allocation Released
September, 2020
Outcome Report 1
November 1, 2020
Mid Year Check-In Report
On or around January 15, 2021
Outcome Report 2
March 1, 2021
Grant Period Ends and Outcome Report 3 (End of Year Report)
June 30, 2021
Final Grant Claims
September 15, 2021

RCP Grant Application 2020-21 Resources

If you have questions about regional career pathways or application technical assistance, please contact: